Voyage to Disaster

Voyage to Disaster

This item is out of print.


Henrietta Drake-Brockman


Mutiny, murder, rape, torture; a priceless treasure fuelling the basest human greed; a courageous journey in search of rescue — the story of the Batavia, wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1629, has been part of the myth and legend of Australian history. Henrietta Drake-Brockman determined to unearth the facts.

Ten years of meticulous research resulted in Voyage to Disaster, a historical tour de force comprising the complete journals of Francisco Pelsaert translated from the Old Dutch by E. D. Drok, together with a revealing biography of Pelsaert, a man of many dimensions — writer, historian, administrator.

Henrietta Drake-Brockman’s research also led to the discovery of the Batavia wreck in 1963, an event that was to shape the future of maritime archaeology and historic shipwrecks legislation in Western Australia.


Book details

FORMAT: Hardcover
EXTENT: 324 pages
SIZE: 240 x 170 mm
ISBN: 9781920694722
CATEGORY: Out of Print,